Current Social Science Research Report--Health #111, May 5, 2009.

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CSSRR-Index

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

US

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Articles (all HTML and .pdf format).

A. "Prevalence and Most Common Causes of Disability Among Adults --- United States, 2005" (Vol. 58, No. 16, May 1, 2009, p. 421-426).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5816a2.htm

B. "High School Students Who Tried to Quit Smoking Cigarettes --- United States, 2007" (Vol. 58, No. 16, May 1, 2009, p. 428-431).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5816a4.htm

.pdf for all:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5816.pdf

C. "QuickStats: Rate of Triplet and Higher Order Births, by Age Group of Mother --- United States, 1980--2006" (Vol. 58, No. 16, May 1, 2009, p. 439).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5816a10.htm

2. Department of Health and Human Services Report: "Hard Times in the Heartland: Health Care in Rural America" (May 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/hardtimes/

3. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief: "Nationwide Frequency and Costs of Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations, 2006," by H. Joanna Jiang, C. Allison Russo, and Marguerite L. Barrett (Statistical Brief No. 72, April 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.).

HTML:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb72.jsp

.pdf:

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb72.pdf

4. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief: "The Concentration in Health Expenditures Over a Two Year Time Interval, Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2005-2006," by Steven B. Cohen and Frederick Rohde (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief No. 244, April 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=905

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NGO and Other Countries:

South Africa:

Health Systems Trust Policy Brief: "Developing HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines for Women of Reproductive Age" (March 2009, .pdf format,4p.).

http://www.hst.org.za/publications/844

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UK:

National Statistics Office Report: "Expenditure on Health Care in the UK 1997-2007," by Rhys Lewis, and Katherine Mills (April 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/article.asp?ID=2169

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

US Institute of Medicine Focus: "Pandemic Influenza: A Guide to Recent Institute of Medicine Studies and Workshops" (May 2009).

http://www.iom.edu/?ID=66154

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Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief: "Where Does the Burden Lie?: Medicaid and Medicare Spending for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries," by Teresa Coughlin, Timothy Waidmann and Molly O’Malley Watts (April 2009, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7895.cfm

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Population Reference Bureau Article: "Economic Recession Presents Further Challenges to Uninsured Children in the United States," by Eric Zuehlke (April 2009).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2009/usuninsuredchildren.aspx

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Family Health International Periodical: Youth InfoNet (No. 55, April 2009).

http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/Publications/YouthInfoNet/55.htm

More information on FHI:

http://www.fhi.org/en/AboutFHI/index.htm

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Essay: "The Millennium Development Goals Fail Poor Children: The Case for Equity-Adjusted Measures," by Daniel D. Reidpath, Chantal M. Morel, Jeffrey W. Mecaskey, and Pascale Allotey (PLoS Med 6(4): e1000062. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000062, Apr. 28, 2009, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000062

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Public Library of Science (PLoS) One Articles:

A. "The Preventable Causes of Death in the United States: Comparative Risk Assessment of Dietary, Lifestyle, and Metabolic Risk Factors," by Goodarz Danaei, Eric L. Ding, Dariush Mozaffarian, Ben Taylor, Jürgen Rehm, Christopher J. L. Murray, and Majid Ezzati (PLoS Med 6(4): e1000058. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000058, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000058

B. "Mortality of HIV-Infected Patients Starting Antiretroviral Therapy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Comparison with HIV-Unrelated Mortality," by Martin W.G. Brinkhof, Andrew Boulle, Ralf Weigel, Eugène Messou, Colin Mathers, Catherine Orrell, François Dabis, Margaret Pascoe, and Matthias Egger (PLoS Med 6(4): e1000066. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000066, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000066

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract: "Averting epidemics of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis," by Sanjay Basu, Gerald H. Friedland, Jan Medlock, Jason R. Andrews, N. Sarita Shah, Neel R. Gandhi, Anthony Moll, Prashini Moodley, A. Willem Sturm, and Alison P. Galvani (Vol. 106, No. 18, May 5, 2009, p. 7672-7677).

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/18/7672.abstract?etoc

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Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract: "Association of Maternal Height With Child Mortality, Anthropometric Failure, and Anemia in India," by S. V. Subramanian, Leland K. Ackerson, George Davey Smith, and Neetu A. John (Vol. 301, No. 17, April 22/29, 2009, p. 1691-1701).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/301/16/1691

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New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract: "Effect of Early versus Deferred Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV on Survival," by Mari M. Kitahata, Stephen J. Gange, Alison G. Abraham, Barry Merriman, Michael S. Saag, Amy C. Justice, Robert S. Hogg, Steven G. Deeks, Joseph J. Eron, John T. Brooks, Sean B. Rourke, M. John Gill, Ronald J. Bosch, Jeffrey N. Martin, Marina B. Klein, Lisa P. Jacobson, Benigno Rodriguez, Timothy R. Sterling, Gregory D. Kirk, Sonia Napravnik, Anita R. Rachlis, Liviana M. Calzavara, Michael A. Horberg, Michael J. Silverberg, Kelly A. Gebo, James J. Goedert, Constance A. Benson, Ann C. Collier, Stephen E. Van Rompaey, Heidi M. Crane, Rosemary G. McKaig, Bryan Lau, Aimee M. Freeman, and Richard D. Moore (Vol. 360, No. 18, April 30, 2009, p. 1815-1826).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/360/18/1815

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British Medical Journal News Extracts:

A. "Malnutrition and hunger rise as economic crisis hits world’s poorest people," by John Zarocostas (BMJ 2009;338:b1651, Apr. 22, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/apr22_1/b1651

B. "WHO raises level of alert on flu pandemic," by Adrian O’Dowd (BMJ 2009;338:b1777, Apr. 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/apr28_3/b1777

C. "Alcohol linked deaths three times higher than official figures, MPs hear," by Adrian O’Dowd (BMJ 2009;338:b1713, Apr. 27, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/338/apr27_1/b1713

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Lancet Viewpoint, Article Abstract: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Rescuing the bottom billion through control of neglected tropical diseases," by Peter J. Hotez, Alan Fenwick, Lorenzo Savioli, David H. Molyneux (Vol. 373, No. 9674, May 2, 2009, p. 1570-1575). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60233-6/fulltext

B. "Timing of children's vaccinations in 45 low-income and middle-income countries: an analysis of survey data," by Andrew Clark and Dr. Colin Sanderson (Vol. 373, No. 9674, May 2, 2009, p. 1543-1549).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2960317-2/abstract

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WORKING PAPERS:

National Bureau of Economic Research: "Can You Get What You Pay For? Pay-For-Performance and the Quality of Healthcare Providers," by Kathleen J. Mullen, Richard G. Frank, and Meredith B. Rosenthal (w14886, April 2009, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

Despite the popularity of pay-for-performance (P4P) among health policymakers and private insurers as a tool for improving quality of care, there is little empirical basis for its effectiveness. We use data from published performance reports of physician medical groups contracting with a large network HMO to compare clinical quality before and after the implementation of P4P, relative to a control group. We consider the effect of P4P on both rewarded and unrewarded dimensions of quality. In the end, we fail to find evidence that a large P4P initiative either resulted in major improvement in quality or notable disruption in care.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w14886

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: "AIDS and dualism : Ethiopia's burden under rational expectations," by Clive Bell and Anastasios Koukoumelis (WPS 4919, April 2009, ASCII text and .pdf format, 54p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469382&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20090429102946

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 169, No. 10, May 15, 2009).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol169/issue10/index.dtl?etoc

Environmental Health Perspectives (Vol. 117, No. 5, May 2009). Note: Full electronic text of this journals is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2009/117-5/toc.html

Journal of Environmental Health (Vol. 71, No. 9, May 2009) (.pdf format, 1p.). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.neha.org/pdf/JEH/JEH05.09_TOC.pdf

Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 66, No. 3, June 2009). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol66/issue3/?etoc

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (Vol. 54, No. 1, June 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02732300

Research in Nursing and Health (Vol. 32, No. 3, June 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/33706/home

Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 68, No. 10, May 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02779536

Toxicological Sciences (Vol. 109, No. 1, May 2009).

http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol109/issue1/index.dtl

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

US National Institutes of Health:

A. "Translational Research for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes and Obesity (R18)" (PAR-09-176, reissue of PAR-06-532, Apr. 28, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with two other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-176.html

B. "Planning Grants for Translational Research for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes and Obesity (R34)" (PAR-09-177, reissue of PAR-06-358, Apr. 28, 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with two other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-177.html

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Agework.com: Agework has updated its employment page with listings through May 5, 2009.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through May 5, 2009.

http://jobs.amstat.org/search/results

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Health positions has been updated through May 5, 2009.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/400/allindex.htm

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing Testimony: "Health Reform in the 21st Century: Employer Sponsored Insurance," a hearing held Apr. 29, 2009 (.pdf format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=675

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US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Hearing Testimony: "Primary Health Care Access Reform: Community Health Centers and the National Health Service Corps," a hearing held Apr. 30, 2009 (.pdf format).

http://help.senate.gov/Hearings/2009_04_30/2009_04_30.html

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DATA:

Demographic and Health Survey: "The data for the Indonesia DHS 2007 survey are now available for download to all registered users with access to Indonesia surveys."

http://www.measuredhs.com/login.cfm

For more information on registering to access DHS data, go to:

http://www.measuredhs.com/accesssurveys/access_instructions.cfm

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Kaiser Family Foundation: "US Global Health Policy" (May 2009). "With attention to global health rising on the U.S. policy agenda in recent years, the Kaiser Family Foundation this week launched a new global health gateway on the Foundation's main Web site providing U.S. policymakers, non-governmental organizations, journalists and others working in the global health arena with timely information, including daily news summaries, a policy tracker tool, and original research and analysis. The gateway features a new Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, which synthesizes daily coverage from more than 200 news sources pertaining to U.S. policy discussions and debates on global health. In addition, the Kaiser Global Health Policy Tracker provides a single reference point to monitor the latest information on Congressional and administrative action on global health. Users of this online tool can track the status of key legislation, policies and programs, government reports and other resources with links to supporting materials such as full bill texts and relevant Congressional committee information. The site also features original research from the Foundation, including a report providing a comprehensive look at the U.S. government agencies and programs involved in the nation's global health response, including their funding and their approaches. The gateway and related resources are supported in part by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."

http://globalhealth.kff.org/

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German Federal Health Monitoring Information System: "You are looking for health data.

We offer you more than 1 billion numbers displayed in tables free of charge. The data is derived from more than 100 different sources, among which there are many statistics from the Statistical Offices of the Länder and the federation. There are also data from numerous other institutions from the health sector.

Charts, texts and definitions serve to help interpret the data and complete the information. Data sources are documented with their variables, procurement methods and contact persons. The health data and health information offered is updated on a regular basis and continuously enhanced.

Besides data from and about Germany the information system also offers international tables of the OECD and the WHO.

This trove of information is fully accessible via the topics or the keyword search on the left.

The Information System also offers easy access to all the other products of the Federal Health Monitoring, e.g. the topical booklets of the Federal Health Monitoring and the Health Report for Germany from 2006.

http://www.gbe-bund.de/gbe10/pkg_isgbe5.prc_isgbe?p_uid=gast&p_aid=&p_sprache=E

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